Lynn Stahr

Prof. Lynn Stahr

Instructor

BEN 018
513-529-0532
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Education

  • M.S., Systems Analysis
    Miami University
    1998
  • B.S., Business
    Miami University
    1991

Skills and Certifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification (2005 - 2015)
  • Completed Project Management College Courses (2006)
  • Extensive management training courses, including
    • Risk Management
    • Conflict Management
    • Time Management
    • Negotiations
    • Interpersonal Communications
    • Attentive Service
    • Discovering Customer Need
    • Coaching Skills
    • Leadership
  • Systems/software skills:
    • MS Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote
    • VBA and macro scripting
    • Web Development - Javascript, JQuery, SQL, HTML

Professional Experience

  • College of Education, Health, and Society, Miami University
    Program Associate
    September, 2018 - present
    • Planner
      Planned and booked venues, catering, print materials, and guest speakers
    • Admin Support
      Provides administrative support for general office functions and has mastered the tools Chrome River, 25Live, and Buyway, as well as the process for bringing a guest speaker or independent contractor on campus. Has familiarity with BI, but little opportunity to develop reports. Has also provided support on one search committee.
    • Yield Events
      Has supported the planning and execution of yield events including Open House, Make It Miami, commencement, and summer orientation.
    • Support
      Has provided additional support to division events as requested. Has prepared own owner reference material for this role as well as for the student workers. Fields questions from guests and callers. Has used on a limited basis Canvas, uAchieve, and Banner.
  • Red Brick Property Management, LLC
    September 2017 - February, 2019
    • Bookkeeper
      Processed accunts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and invoicing owners; prepared business reports. Managed the cash accounts and reconcile banks statement. When necessary, also entered lease information.
    • Tech Support
      Implemented the business's new property management system, AppFolio, as well as new processes and prepared a user guide.
    • Customer Service
      I took calls from tenants and property owners and fielded questions regarding their account and use of their online portal. Provided the necessary supporting reports and documentation for owner invoicing.
  • Athletic Performance Tools, LLC
    August 2015 - June 2016
    • Business analyst
      Captured requirements in JIRA.
    • System Tester
      For each release, tested all the stories in the release.
    • Project Analyst
      Created and managed the JIRA Kanban board as well as the long-term vision documents. With others, used an Agile framework to plan and complete the work.
    • Project Manager
      Was responsible for the risk, issue, scope, and cost management. Reported to a steering committee on a bi-weekly basis.
    • Bookkeepper
      Was responsible for management of the chart of accounts, accounts payable, and year-end tax processing.
    • Programmer
      Developed scripts for a High Charts solution and completed some coding in Javascript and jquery.
    • General Manager
      Managed any issues pertaining to the office and resource management.
  • The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
    May, 2001 - November 2014
    • Project Manager
      Successfully managed cross-functional teams and projects related to software development life cycle (SDLC), infrastructure, IT security, package implementations and maintenance upgrades. Communicated regularly with senior IT and business management teams. Is experienced in waterfall and Agile techniques
    • Part of Project Management Methodology
      Responsible for delivering standard project artifacts within defined lifecycle phases. Artifacts included vision, scope, schedule, risk/issue logs, status reports, budget, business case materials, change control, planning walls, communication plans, phase gate reviews, business continuity and disaster recovery plans, deployment readiness, compliance sign-off, and closing reports.
    • Administered Project Management Professional (PMP)
      Centered best practices to scope, time, cost, risk, resources, communication, procurement, quality, change control, and overall integration for several projects, including:
      • Business Process Improvement and Workflow application, including print merge and document generation and archiving.
      • Enterprise Rate Database - Built a central rate database to house all current, historical, active and inactive rates for consumers, including policy administration system, printing, pricing, and data modeling departments. Worked with crucial stakeholders to share a common XML (extended markup language) and reduce the overall business expense. Prepared business benefit/expense documentation andpresentations to support the portfolio management and justification processes.
      • Enterprise Privilege and Password Management – Executed a Request for Proposal and selected a commercial product to manage privilege session management, service account password maintenance, and features to support PCI and regulatory compliance. Developed an architectural strategy to implement the solutions across the organization and integrate to the IBM identity management products.
      • Predictive Modeling engine and integration to policy administration system: Built a predictive modeling engine to support commercial pricing. Worked with a third party vendor to develop and validate the models. Developed batch jobs and service in order to integrate with the existing policy administration systems. In addition the SDLC methodology, we implemented organizational change management methodologies to ensure acceptance by the user community.
      • Predictive Modeling engine and integration to policy administration system: Built a predictive modeling engine to support commercial pricing. Worked with a third party vendor to develop and validate the models. Developed batch jobs and service in order to integrate with the existing policy administration systems. In addition the SDLC methodology, we implemented organizational change management methodologies to ensure acceptance by the user community.
      • Policy Administration System Implementation: Implemented the Camilion (now Oracle) product for the excess lines company. Administered the Request for Proposal, vendor selection process, and contract negotiations. Built the team and planned the development of the product and its deployment in order to support all active lines for a new company within two years.
      Additional included: Network core upgrade. Planned the new network core configuration, implementation strategy, and full migration. Completed a PeopleSoft module implementation, including requirements documentation and appropriate project management documentation. Managed several COTS selection and implementation projects. Implemented technical solutions to support the company’s commercial policy processing system.
    • The Summit Group (now part of Ciber)
      1998-2001
      • 2000-2001 - Lawson Financial Upgrade Lead: engaged with clients to kick off the upgrade project, planned, staffed, and executed the upgrade.
      • 2000-2001 - Developer: Designed, coded, and tested migration programs. Configured Lawson Financials at implementation.